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Hillcrest Health Care Center’s Executive Director named Administrator of the Year by Activities Association

Published on Sep 17, 2021

Danville, W.Va. – Jeff Smith, Executive Director for Hillcrest Health Care Center (HCC), has been named as the Administrator of the Year West Virginia Activities Professional Association (WVAPA).

The Administrator of the Year award is presented annually to an administrator who consistently supports the advancement of activities within a nursing home facility or agency. The employees at Hillcrest HCC nominated Smith for the award, and he was selected by the WVAPA Board of Directors. 

Smith will receive the award during the WVAPA conference in Vienna, W.Va. on September 23.

“There is no one we know of that is more deserving of this recognition,” Gloria Collins, Activities Director for Hillcrest HCC, said.  “Jeff is a great leader and been so supportive of our activities for patients, especially throughout the challenge of providing life-enriching activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”  

Smith began his career in retail management with the Kmart Corporation after serving in the U.S. Army and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. While living in Clarksburg, Smith had the opportunity to participate in the Administrator in Training Program for a skilled nursing facility, and has worked for several SNFs, including Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hinton, W.Va.  

His hobbies are golfing, fixing anything around the house, cooking with family and trying different foods and recipes. Smith has personally renovated almost every room in his home. Smith and his wife have been together for 31 years and have two sons.

Hillcrest HCC has been a member of the AMFM since 2014 and is a 2018 Bronze National Quality Award recipient from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living. 

The WVAPA is a chapter of the National Association of Activity Professionals, which represents and supports activity professionals in long-term care and assisted living centers. 

About AMFM:
AMFM operates 19 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers throughout West Virginia. The care centers are in Braxton, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Hardy, Harrison (Clarksburg & Bridgeport), Greenbrier, Lincoln, Mason, Marshall, McDowell, Mercer, Summers, Taylor, Wayne, Webster, and Wyoming counties. 
AMFM’s mission is “to exemplify excellence in quality care to our customers by providing an environment that enhances personal growth, individuality, dignity and respect.”